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Justice Ministry refuses to register topless protestors Femen

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Jan. 16, 2012, 8:13 p.m. | Ukraine — by Yuriy Onyshkiv
Provocative women’s movement Femen has decried a decision by the Justice Ministry refusing to grant it official status as a nongovernmental organization.
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Anonymous Jan. 16, 2012, 8:15 p.m.    

No justice from the Justice Ministry.

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Anonymous Jan. 17, 2012, 1:35 a.m.    

It is reminiscent of George Orwell's book '1984.' In that story, three slogans are engraved in the Ministry of Truth building: 'War is peace,' 'Freedom is slavery,' and 'Ignorance is strength.'

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Anonymous Jan. 16, 2012, 11:11 p.m.    

While their approach is effective, not sure I recommend it.

However, my compliments to their boldness in their protests.

I wish there were more people protesting this illegal and corrupt govt.

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Anonymous Jan. 17, 2012, 12:52 a.m.    

Do they sell calendars??

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Anonymous Jan. 17, 2012, 6:10 a.m.    

In Belarus the public servant had to shave the hairy xoxol tits of one of the FEMEN to check if she is female. In result they collected enough fur to knit a sweater, 'cos the xoxol women are known with their pungent smell and hairy tits, heh, heh, heh :D

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Anonymous Jan. 17, 2012, 5:33 a.m.    

&quot;The goal … of this association of women for the protection of women’s rights and against the discrimination of women in society may be perceived to violate public order and the freedom of other citizens,” the letter reads.&quot;

WHAT????????????????????????????????????????

ABSOLUTELY, UTTERLY BIZARRE.

The protection of women's rights &quot;violates the freedom of other citizens.&quot; !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TRANSLATION:

In sovok mafia Ukraine, women have no rights, because yanusvoloch and Firtash and Boyko and Kluyev and zArazov and Lyovochkin and the rest might lose their freedom to rape and pillage the country.

In sovok mafia Ukraine, truth is a crime.

In sovok mafia Ukraine, criticizing yanusvoloch and his banda is verboten.

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Anonymous Jan. 17, 2012, 3:04 p.m.    

yaaaaaaaawn

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Anonymous Jan. 17, 2012, 5:07 p.m.    

If reading the comments make you so tired, maybe you should stop reading them.

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Anonymous Jan. 17, 2012, 8:08 p.m.    

yaaaaaaaawn

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Anonymous Jan. 17, 2012, 11:07 a.m.    

Topless just doesn't cut it anymore. The problem is that the Femen girls have not shown their anuses. As soon as they do so, they will be registered very fast.

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Anonymous Jan. 17, 2012, 1:40 p.m.    

Registering Prostitutes? Guess ukraine must definitely be going mad... Would like to know which other country in the world that tolerates such Indecent exposure from prostitutes not to talk of registering them as an NGO... really funny..

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Anonymous Jan. 17, 2012, 4:51 p.m.    

They are by far not the only NGO denied of registration due to the wording of their statute. The law demands that there is no FIGHT for whatever rights in the statute, just realization of a certain group's rights.

they would have known that if they hadn't poured tons of dung on women's NGOs in Ukraine.

ps.

amazed by comments. didn't expect.

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Anonymous Jan. 17, 2012, 5:10 p.m.    

I agree with you that many comments are inane; there seem to be many misogynists spending their time here.

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Anonymous Jan. 17, 2012, 5:17 p.m.    

I don't think that protesting topless is helping their cause.

Their concerns are valid, but maybe it's time to change tactics

and put on some tops to get some more native support instead of

atracting leering tourists and foreigners.

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